SEATTLE, WA (KPLU) – Crossing the border can be a pain. But one Seattle area couple says what they faced was far worse. Getting back into the United States from Canada became a nightmare. They believe they were targeted, in part, because they are Muslim.
The couple asked that their names not be used. She’s Canadian and visibly Muslim, covering herself in the tradition of her faith. He’s an American Muslim. His passport indicates he’s traveled to Mecca. She says for months they were harassed every time they returned to the U.S. from Vancouver.
On Labor Day weekend, they were waiting in line to cross.
“Our car was surrounded with guns and dogs. We were pulled out, handcuffed and put into a cell,” she said. (More)